Wednesday, 29 April 2009

100 days to go...

In a blast of efficiency (or foolishness) I installed a countdown clock on my Google Desktop a while ago which is how I now know that there are 100 days left until our wedding day. eeeeeeeek.

Of course I remember getting engaged and thinking that six months, three months, 100 days etc. were all seemingly decades away and I'd have plenty of time to plan beautiful details without any ever having to worry about anything stressful or boring like remembering to pay deposits or finish never-ending invitations. Real-life tends to bring beautifully wishy-washy details into slightly too sharp focus.

So, in a fit of honesty and in a bid to encourage my overworked yet lazy bum into action this is what I've done so far:

  • Ordered dress
  • Booked venue
  • Booked legal ceremony venue
  • Booked photographer (very excited about this!)
  • Sent invitations
  • Decided against 'proper' bridesmaids
Still to do
  • Finish wedding website
  • Help guests with accommodation bookings
  • Find and book DJ (arghhh)
  • Create 'Do Not Play' list for DJ
  • Find suitable person to alter wedding dress
  • Create list of essential shots for the photographers
  • Send paperwork to official people
  • Finalise menu options
  • Finalise cake/pudding options
  • Organise some sort of table decoration
  • Organise some sort of ceremony/venue decoration
  • Book taxis for guests
  • Get some sort of undergarment to wear with dress
  • Find and buy shoes
  • Find or buy accessories
  • Select and buy makeup
  • Check the groom isn't attending in his underwear
  • Organise transport to and from the wedding
  • Book flights
  • Organise honeymoon
  • Buy swimwear
So not much to do...

Monday, 6 April 2009

Farewell English wedding....

I thought I should probably go back to the beginning and carry on telling the story; if you recall, we had decided on a 'holiday' wedding (for which I now know the proper WIC-approved-name; a 'destination' wedding) when that idea unfortunately got squished by the parents and in-laws-to-be alike.

When I first saw this wedding in a magazine (one-fifth of the original, and only, batch I bought) it was almost exactly what I had in mind. From the lawn games to the mismatched granny crockery it was imperfectly perfect.

Cupcakes, perfect roses, croquet (love, love, love croquet), and the perfect soft tulle.

Some more scanned details:

{Source: Wedding Magazine}

Unfortunately the practicalities of an English summer wedding were rapidly naysayed by my sun-loving in-laws-to-be; having their lawn flooded the previous July put them off the idea of lanterns hanging from the trees and children playing croquet whilst we got down to the important business of the vows.

But know I've realised that Ms Peacock is having the English garden tea party wedding of my dreams so I can happily live out that wedding fantasy through her!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Crappy crap.

So this week;
  • I decided I hated my wedding invitations.
  • The boy was away for work all week, weekend and will be next week too.
  • I worked late every night.
  • The washing machine broke.
  • I got yelled at by an idiot at work who thinks he's my boss, but isn't.
  • My mother left my father.
Is it that life tends to suck in large doses or that all the little things seem worse when the rubbish stuff happens?

Friday, 3 April 2009

The Obamas meet the Queen...

Isn't her coat beautiful? Something has really been bothering me though; where did her handbag go?

{Source: Photo Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection/ via Talking Points Memo}


The lovely Rachel from Peacock Feathers and Diamond Rings nominated my little blog for these awards:

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They are not interested in self-aggrandisement.
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.
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Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more
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- inspire you
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The rules of this award are:
Put the logo on your blog or post
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Thank you Rachel!

I'm not quite sure which to choose (is it greedy to pick three?). I think I'll just get onto the nominating part:

Le Love
These Little Moments
Mother and Bride

I'm trying to pick out my favourites without doubling up on blogs that Rachel has already nominated so I think I might come back and sneakily edit this when I've thought of some more!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

More weirdness

In for a penny, in for a pound...

Can I add this t-shirt to the shopping list? It's not the prettiest but I love the sentiment.

{Source: Caf├ępress}